The Ottawa Rough Riders’ 1983 Season

Season Summary

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 1 3 0 2 79 109 W1 1-3-0
Regular Season 16 8 8 0 16 384 424 L2 4-2-0
    Home 8 3 5 0 6 205 219 L1 3-3-0
    Visitor 8 5 3 0 10 179 205 L1 4-2-0
   Divisional opponent 6 2 4 0 4 136 156 L1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 10 6 4 0 12 248 268 L1 4-2-0

Full 1983 League Standings

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.479 1-2-0 (3) 1-2-0 (3)
Non-Divisional 0.513 2-3-0 (5) 4-1-0 (5)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2) 0.344
Toronto Argonauts (2) 0.750
Montreal Concordes (2) 0.344
BC Lions (2) 0.688
Calgary Stampeders (2) 0.500
Edmonton Eskimos (2) 0.500
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2) 0.313
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2) 0.563

Coaches

Head Coach

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1983 Ottawa Rough Riders Attendance

  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Total: 185,573
  • High: 30,006
  • Avg: 23,196 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1982 Avg: +421
  • Low: 18,621
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 66.33
  • Diff from League Avg: -7,006

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Team Scoring

19831982 +/-
Average Combined Score 50.50 1.88 -
Average Winning Score 29.50 10.30 -
Average Losing Score 18.50 2.41 +
Average Home Score 25.63 0.50 +
Average Visitor Score 22.38 0.50 +
Average Margin of Victory 8.00 11.20 -
Average Margin of Loss 13.00 3.55 -

Stadium

  • 1983 home stadium: Lansdowne Park
  • Capacity: 34,972
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1975 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Ottawa 213758 623597 6841109 5466120 205 (25.6)179 (22.4)384 (24.0)
Opponent 311647 5976135 5660116 7353126 205 (25.6)219 (27.4)424 (26.5)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 4 (2-2-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (1-0-0) 8 (4-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 5 (2-3-0)
After 2nd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (3-1-0) 7 (4-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 9 (4-5-0)
After 3rd 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (3-2-0) 6 (4-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 10 (4-6-0)
After 4th 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0) 5 (5-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 8 (8-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (0-8-0)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Stars of the Week

Offensive Star

  • 1 – J.C. Watts
  • 1 – Alvin Walker
  • Defensive Star

    • 1 – Ricky Barden

Lineman Star

  • 2 – Greg Marshall
  • 1 – Gary Dulin

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Player Awards and Nominations

1983 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Alvin “Skip” Walker (Team Nominee)
  • Defensive Player — Greg Marshall (Winner)
  • Offensive Lineman — Rudy Phillips (Winner)
  • Canadian Player — Mark Seale (Team Nominee)
  • Rookie — Junior Robinson (Team Nominee)

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–2 (2) Steve Harrison (LB) British Columbia (UBC)
2–2 (11) Junior Robinson (DB) Guelph
3–2 (20) Stan Benincasa (LB) Guelph
4–2 (29) John Kane (OL) Michigan State
5–2 (38) Courtney Taylor (DB) Wilfrid Laurier
6–2 (47) Francois Payer (DE) Bishop's
7–2 (56) Chris Rhora (DE) Acadia
8–2 (65) Don Clow (WR) Acadia

Ottawa Rough Riders 1983 All-Star Selections

5 All-Canadian Selections
RB Alvin “Skip” Walker
G Rudy Phillips
T Kevin Powell
DT Gary Dulin
DE Greg Marshall
7 All-Division Selections
RB Alvin “Skip” Walker
C Larry Tittley
G Rudy Phillips
T Kevin Powell
DT Gary Dulin
DE Greg Marshall
OLB Rick Sowieta (Tie)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 1
Fri. June 10
7:30 PM
OTT 4 @ MTL 14 L 10,100
B 7
Thu. June 16
7:00 PM
MTL 34 @ OTT 13 L 12,803
C 13
Fri. June 24
OTT 15 @ TOR 31 L 28,107
D 16
Wed. June 29
7:00 PM
HAM 30 @ OTT 47 W 13,331
1 21
Fri. July 8
6:30 PM
OTT 26 @ WPG 25 W 18,995 CTV
2 25
Sat. July 16
7:30 PM
OTT 28 @ MTL 36 L 15,621
3 27
Thu. July 21
8:00 PM
CGY 27 @ OTT 16 L 18,621
4 31
Thu. July 28
8:00 PM
EDM 44 @ OTT 4 L 18,622
6 40
Sat. Aug. 13
5:00 PM
OTT 22 @ HAM 24 L 15,941 CBC
7 43
Fri. Aug. 19
6:00 PM
TOR 27 @ OTT 17 L 30,006 CTV
8 48
Fri. Aug. 26
7:30 PM
OTT 17 @ EDM 14 W 49,880 CTV
9 51
Fri. Sept. 2
6:00 PM
BC 19 @ OTT 49 W 22,234 CTV
10 55
Fri. Sept. 9
6:00 PM
SSK 29 @ OTT 28 L 23,475 CTV
12 65
Sun. Sept. 25
1:00 PM
HAM 25 @ OTT 29 W 26,014 CTV
13 68
Sat. Oct. 1
7:00 PM
OTT 24 @ SSK 23 W 24,563
14 71
Sat. Oct. 8
7:30 PM
OTT 29 @ CGY 24 W 24,167 CBC
15 77
Sun. Oct. 16
1:30 PM
WPG 23 @ OTT 42 W 25,642 CBC
16 81
Sun. Oct. 23
1:30 PM
OTT 20 @ TOR 19 W 36,526 CTV
17 83
Sat. Oct. 29
1:30 PM
MTL 25 @ OTT 20 L 20,959 CBC
18 88
Sat. Nov. 5
9:30 PM
OTT 13 @ BC 40 L 42,901 CTV
P1 91
Sun. Nov. 13
12:30 PM
HAM 33 @ OTT 31 L 28,524 CBC